Competition History: 2011-2012 Gateway


Game Description

VEX Gateway is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a twenty-second autonomous period followed by two minutes of driver-controlled play.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent Alliance by Scoring Barrels and Balls in Goals, earning Bonus Points and Doubling or Negating Goals.

A bonus is awarded to the alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.


There are a total of twenty-six (26) Barrels, eighteen (18) Balls, two (2) Doubler Barrels and two (2) Negation Barrels available as Scoring Objects in the game. Most Scoring Objects begin in designated locations on the field, while some are available to be loaded prior or during the match.

Each Robot (smaller than 18”x18”x18” to start) begins a match on one of their Alliance Starting Tiles. There are thirteen Goals, of varying heights which teams can Score Balls or Barrels in. Alliances earn Bonus Points for having the lowest Ball or Barrel in a Circular Goal. Doubler or Negation Barrels which are scored alter the point values in a Circular Goal. The field is divided into sections by two 6’ long PVC Gates that teams can lift during the Match.




Each Barrel Scored 1 point
Each Ball Scored 1 point
Each Bonus Point Scored 1 point
Doubler Barrel Scored in a Circular Goal 2x points in Goal
Negation Barrel Scored in a Circular Goal
Cancels points in Goal


World Champions

Middle School Awards

Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Tournament Champion 8066A Atom Singapore Combined School Shanghai, China
Tournament Champion 5199A Shanghai Junior Shibei Middle School Shanghai Junior Shibei Middle School Shanghai, China
Tournament Champion 2300B Robinson School-MS B Robinson School San Juan, Puerto Rico
Excellence Award 2177 The F.I.V.E. Silver Lake Intermediate School Wisconsin, U.S.

High School Awards

Tournament Champion 569 NHRC Murrieta Valley High School California, U.S.
Tournament Champion 2900A SymbiOHSis Onehunga High School Auckland, New Zealand
Tournament Champion 2W Robosavages Gladstone Secondary School British Columbia, Canada
Programming Skills Champion 5225A E-Bots π-lons Ontario, Canada
Robot Skills Champion 8066A Atom Singapore Combined Schools Singapore
Excellence Award 3018 Techna Pwn Robotics Techna Pwn Robotics Iowa, U.S.

College Challenge Awards

Tournament Champion TGTZ1 UT-GTZ 01 Universidad Tecnologica Veracruz, Mexico
Excellence Award TSM UT-Semex1 Universidad Technologica Del Sur Yucatan, Mexico